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Deputy Secretary Biegun and Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Momen Address Reporters in Dhaka

Indo-Pacific Economic Cooperation: Delivering Prosperity in an Age of Uncertainty

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun during his visit to India (Oct. 12-14) made two important points with regard to the Free...
Pro-democracy protest in Democracy Monument in Thailand

How Far Will Free Expression Fall Under Thailand’s New Emergency Decree?

After whirlwind protests that saw thousands of people take to the streets of Bangkok on Tuesday, Oct. 14, the next morning saw the Royal...
Philippine Army officer parade

COVID-19 and the Modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines: Issues and Challenges

The COVID-19 outbreak has underscored the importance of addressing non-traditional threats and has highlighted the role of the military in human security. For emerging...

On the Thai economy, Prayut Wants a Convenient Scapegoat

Thailand’s embattled Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha blamed anti-government protesters for some of the country’s economic malaise on Monday, noting that in order for the...
Empty classroom

Thailand’s COVID-19 Education Crisis

Given its strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a popular regional transportation hub that welcomes millions of people each year....

Thailand’s Generals, As Usual, Fail to Understand Democracy

When new Royal Thai Army chief General Narongpan Jittkaewtae took his post on Oct. 1, he and military commander-in-chief General Chalermpol Srisawat made a...

China’s Vaccine Diplomacy: Another Political Inducement to the Southeast Asian Region?

The pandemic of the Covid-19 has significantly triggered the dynamics in the interaction between countries. Most of the advancing economies still competing with each...
Chinese Frigate

A Storm Ahead for the ASEAN-China Code of Conduct Negotiations

In 2019, during the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit in Thailand, the regional bloc agreed to a three-year deadline China proposed on the finalization of the...
Flag map of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia

UN’s Unfinished Work in Cambodia Leaves Regional Security in Danger

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations on Sep. 21 invites a renewed commitment to one of the organisation’s great unfinished projects, the post-war...